From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
Since it first burst onto the scene in December 2011, the Movement for Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa (generally MUJWA in English, or MUJAO in French) has been a difficult group to pin down. The group was originally characterized as a “dissident” faction of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), though its actions have raised a number of possible contradictions and open questions (laid out admirably along with excellent background here, here, ...Keep Reading »
Andrew Lebovich is a Washington D.C.-based researcher focused on the Sahel and North Africa. He co-edits the blog al-Wasat.
The military, however, has quickly come to the realization that the protesters are imposing new realities on the ground. Those realities threaten the future of the current political order and, by implication, the privileges the military was able to secure under Muslim Brotherhood rule.click | email | tweet